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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Disabled and homeless veterans have a new place they can call home in the Piedmont.

The Veterans Helping Veterans Home opened a 30-room facility on North Glenn Avenue in Winston-Salem on Wednesday.

The project is part of the city's 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. Local leaders said homeless veterans are a big part of the homelessness problem in Forsyth County.

Local donations, the United Way and a grant from the Veterans Administration funded the project.

"I'm so honored to be able to play a role in creating a home for our veterans--who have sacrificed their whole life for our country--and to be able to provide a place for them to call home and to rebuild their lives to become full members of our community they fought and sacrificed so much for," said Andrea Kurtz, with the United Way of Forsyth County.

Veterans will be referred to the shelter through their VA medical providers.